Little Scarlet is, according to Wilkin & Sons Limited, a strawberry. It is American by origin but is grown only in Britain. The plant was brought to Britain in the 1900s by C.J. Wilkin, a member of the family who own the Wilkin & Sons conserve manufacturing company in Tiptree, Essex, following a visit to the United States where the plant grew wild. The company claims to be the only commercial grower of this fruit anywhere in the world today, making Little Scarlet conserve unique to Tiptree. Did you know that Little Scarlet is James Bond's favourite conserve? Our favourite little strawberry is mentioned in the Ian Fleming novel, From Russia with Love.